[tex-live] Re: UTF-8 support

Vladimir Volovich vvv@vsu.ru
22 Jan 2003 11:58:36 +0300

"PO" == Petr Olsak writes:

 PO> On 22 Jan 2003, Vladimir Volovich wrote:

 >> if we are talking about LaTeX, then properly done writes to files

 PO> I am not talking about LaTeX. My encTeX is a solution for all
 PO> macros, not only LaTeX.

LaTeX is a macro package (i.e. it works purely with standard TeX
features), thus it shows that it is possible to use similar robust
approach in other macro packages too.

there exist packages which add inputenc capabilities to plain tex
(e.g. cyrplain on CTAN)

i.e., it is possible to solve such problems at the level of standard
TeX, without extensions to TeX-the-program.

encTeX doesn't provide a universal solution to handling utf-8, as e.g.
omega does, and such a solution (even cleaner) is possible within
standard TeX framework.